Delco’s Zac’s Burgers Joining New Kitchen Hub Concept in Philly

The former PECO power plant in Fishtown.
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The former PECO power plant in Fishtown is one possible location for Philadelphia Cookhouse.

Delaware County-based Zac’s Burgers is joining a new kitchen hub concept in Philadelphia with a working title “Philadelphia Cookhouse,” writes Laura Smythe and Ryan Mulligan for Philadelphia Business Journal.

The venture is a partnership between hospitality company MBB Management and the Cescaphe Event Group.

The project would eventually bring seven Philadelphia area recognizable restauranteurs together under one roof.

In addition to Zac’s, confirmed culinary talent includes Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks and South Florida celebrity cook Steve Martorano, a Philadelphia native.

Possible locations are University City, Center City and Fishtown.

Eventually, Cookhouse could take up space in a hotel, condo or apartments.

Residents and guests could place a mobile food order and pick it up from lockers in the building lobby. Third-part delivery apps would deliver throughout the city.

The concept would also be applied in developments with retail space and large event venues, creating catering opportunities. 

“Our idea for this unique twist on the popular ghost kitchen concept is an exciting one that benefits restaurateurs, consumers and developers — my version of a win-win-win — and I’m looking forward to seeing where we can take it,” said Joe Volpe, CEO and founder of Cescaphe.

Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal about the ”Philadelphia Cookhouse”.

Here’s a video showing the history of Zac’s Burgers.


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